Shell has suspended its oil drilling operations in the
Arctic for this summer, but plans to pursue the project in the future. But,
what future does this company offer if they don’t keep an eye on their
equipment, ships, staff, and operations? One too many accidents have happened
with Shell’s procedures that endanger the Arctic and therefore the whole planet.
If they keep drilling for oil the way they are, the equipment could break down.
There could be an oil spill. This endangers the delicate ecosystem of the
Arctic and threatens to sabotage it even more than it already has been. Polar
bears are losing land and food, and a great many other creatures up there are
dying every day. If Shell sells oil to other companies, they would keep supplying
energy for and old energy-supplying system that is not good for the
environment. The use of oil and coal for energy keeps contributing to climate
change and will eventually make the atmosphere unbearable. It would be too hot
for the elderly and young children, who are prone to heat stress. Heat would
attract to the large buildings in cities and gather in valleys and make it impossible
to go outside at all. People and animals hot and dry areas wouldn’t be able to
cope. It would mess up the migration patterns of so many animals around the
world. The heat would melt the icecaps and glaciers of the Arctic, causing
floods of monumental sizes and wiping out islands and coastal cities. Shell
should stop all drilling operations in the Arctic now and forever, strengthen
their equipment, and to increase their investment in eco-friendly energy
Elena Marie Rose Browne
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
This issue concerns the environment and the future of the world. If Shell doesn't drill for oil, and oil spill can be averted and millions of animals will be saved.